John Powell, lead singer of the Valley Boys and the Cheeseburgers was having lunch at the north bank restaurant when his white van with green stripes was stolen with about $8,000 worth of band equipment inside.
Both groups are very well known in the communities and are also known for participating in local fund-raising events, like the American Cancer Society's relay for life and the American Diabetes Association Walk.
"They're great events and I've worked for a lot of good causes in the past and it is real gratifying. We do what we can," said Powell
The Valley boys, who have been around the Eugene area for over 22 years, have recently had a run of bad luck as far as equipment goes.
This summer, the drummer, Gary, had his drums stolen from the back of his pickup sitting in his driveway.
I have personally known the Valley Boys for a few years and I have helped them at several of their events, and they are wonderful people.
Therefore, if you know anything about the van or the instruments or if you can help out in any way, they can be reached at their web site, www.thevalleyboys.com